Ginger Tea Benefits for Good Health & Wellness

Ginger tea benefits may be just what you need if you're looking for an effective, natural way to support healthy digestion, alleviate aches and pains, ward off a chill, and much more. Spicy, comforting, and so simple (and satisfying) to make from scratch, ginger tea is an incredibly beneficial tea (you'll be amazed at the many different ways this brew can promote wellness). 

Herbal teas are not only fragrant and oh-so-tasty... They're also simple, natural, inexpensive, and readily available ways to support and encourage us physically, mentally, and spiritually. A favorite, trusted herbal tea in so many places around the world is ginger tea. 

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If you've been thinking of adding ginger tea to your teatime, not only will you be treating yourself to a delightful, aromatic beverage, but you'll be enjoying these many ginger tea benefits, as well.

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  • Encourage healthy digestion with ginger tea. Ginger tea, which is perhaps best known for its ability to support the digestive system, has a soothing effect on tummy troubles, and can quickly and effectively alleviate indigestion, gassiness, and constipation. Settling overactive stomach acids is another gift of this beneficial tea.

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  • Ginger tea may aid in easing nausea, and, if you're feeling queasy, sipping some ginger tea may keep you from throwing up. This herbal tisane is also a well-known remedy for motion sickness and seasickness, so why not tuck a few ginger teabags or a thermos of hot or iced ginger tea in your purse or shoulder bag the next time you travel? Studies have also shown that ginger may lessen postoperative nausea. 
  • Certain research suggests that ginger may help in managing the symptoms of morning sickness by relieving nausea and decreasing the occurrence of (or even eliminating) pregnancy vomiting. (Of course, it's always best to discuss herbal teas and remedies with your primary care provider before using significant amounts of any herbs or spices while you're expecting.)

In the wonderful book "Healing Spices," Bharat B. Aggarwal says, "For thousands of years - in China, India, the Middle East, and the Roman Empire - traditional healers have turned to ginger to help quiet that queasy feeling." 

  • A cup of ginger tea may lessen feelings of dizziness, as well. 
  • Ginger tea's natural warming properties can help to ward off a cold or chill, and provide heartening relief from damp weather or cold temperatures. If a cold or flu has already settled in, sipping ginger tea throughout the day may have you feeling better sooner. Taking a restorative ginger tea bath is another effective bolster against seasonal viruses.

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  • Soothe a sore throat, ease a cough, and loosen congestion with ginger tea. Drink (or gargle with) comforting ginger tea to ease a persistent cough, settle a raw or irritated throat, and break up phlegm. Ginger tea may assist in relieving the symptoms of bronchitis, as well. Add some soothing organic honey to your ginger tea for additional wellness benefits and calming relief.
  • If you need your singing or speaking voice to be at its best for a special event or an important presentation at work, sip ginger tea beforehand to support and strengthen your vocal chords.

Apply a ginger tea compress to aching muscles or tender arthritic joints for quick, effective relief. 

  • When nervousness, dehydration, stress, or a health condition has given you a dry mouth, try some ginger tea. Another of this tea's benefits is its ability to increase the secretion of saliva quickly.
  • No toothpaste or mouthwash nearby? Freshen your breath naturally by sipping or rinsing with ginger tea.

These aren't all of the benefits of this lovely spicy tea... You'll find more ginger tea benefits here.

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When you're getting to know tea, it can be overwhelming knowing which type (or types) of tea to choose. If your taste buds are drawn to warming, zesty flavors, ginger tea may be a great choice for you - delicious, aromatic, very versatile, and a multitude of wellness benefits.

If you're already a fan of ginger tea, we'd love to hear your ginger-tea comments... scroll down to share your story, and see what other visitors to our site are saying about this beneficial tea, too. 

Ready to enjoy some ginger tea? Ginger tea is simple and rewarding to make from scratch - and it will make your entire home smell absolutely divine as it's simmering! You'll find a quick, easy Ginger Tea Recipe here, so you can start benefiting from the many ginger tea benefits right away. 

So many ginger tea benefits... but are there any precautions?

Before brewing up a pot of ginger tea to provide your body with some wonderful ginger tea benefits, browse through our Ginger Tea Side Effects page, and have a chat with your natural healthcare practitioner to ask her about best teas (and amounts) for you. 

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